Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gina K Designs Hop

Good morning, sunshine! Members of Gina K.'s Design Team have come together to host a hop today with cards and projects featuring a masculine theme, perfect for Father's Day, it's THIS Sunday, are you ready??

If you came from Lee Murphy's awesome blog, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.

I made a card using Theresa's "By the Sea" set on Pure Luxury White, coloring the lighthouse with Copics and sponging with Stormy Sky Distressing ink to make the water and cloudy sky.

I cut out and popped up the seagull. Mat and base are Lipstick Red and Little Boy Blue. I used a piece of torn Tan Leather CS to continue the shore along the front and added a few colored shells snipped from "A Year of Borders".

Now please head on over to the lovely and talented Sharon Harnist's blog to see what she's sharing with you today! Thank you for visiting!

40 comments:

  1. Stunning card, Mel! The seashells are the perfect touch!!!

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  2. Woe Mel! Your card is fantastic. The scene is so real!

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  3. This is beautiful Melanie! I love the cloudy sky look you achieved!

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  4. Melanie- This is a prefect masculine card! Your sky is amazing!

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  5. What a breathtaking scene you created here Mel - love it!!!

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  6. This is such a gorgeous scene Mel! I love how it looks like the sun is bursting through that cloudy sky! And your 'shoreline' you created!

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  7. Beautiful coloring on your card! Reminds me of the lighthouses in Maine.

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  8. Melanie, Your creations are always beautiful, but this card is particularly stunning! It has beautiful balance and color. Fantastic! Blessings.

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  9. Wonderful as always. You never fail to amaze me with you talent.

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  10. Wow, wow, WOW!! Melanie, this is a breathtaking card!! Such a beautiful scene and so serene. I LOVE it!!

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  11. This is stunning Mel, gorgeous coloring.

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  12. What an awesome scene card. It is filled with such a wonderful and beautiful reality. I love how you colored it. Any age man would love it.

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  13. Awesome card. Love the color and my favorite the light house. Thanks so much for sharing our ideas.

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  14. awesome card. love the seagull flying off the card.

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  15. The coloring and layout are great and the added forefront of tan with the seashell and starfish are fabulous additions.

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  16. Such a wonderful card, love the way you have created a lovely scene

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  17. This is gorgeous and so vibrant, Mel!

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  18. Melanie that is just so beautiful

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  19. I love the way you extended the shoreline with the torn paper. What a simple addition, but what a great impact it had. This card's a keeper for sure!

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  20. Melanie, you had me with By The Sea. Great card, love the 3D seagull and the torn *sand* Beautiful! Oh and the seashells too! :)

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  21. Melanie, I just love how your sky and water turned out! Way to go!

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  22. Wonderful card. Love your sky!

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  23. This is such a striking card. Don't know if I could accomplish but it does inspire me to try. Beautiful.

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  24. Lighthouses and seagulls seem to be it for Fathers Day cards but I really like the way you finished of the bottom of your card with the sand and shells etc.
    I also love THAT beautiful photo of you and your son after you were baptised. A picture tell a thousand words.

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  25. I love, love, LOVE that cloudy, stormy scene!!! Stunning!!

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  26. What a beautiful application of color on this card!!

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  27. That sky, those shells and the coordinated paper to go with the lighthouse -- a well planned, perfectly executed card.

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  28. You just blow my mind every time!! Fabulous card!

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  29. gorgeous!!should be in a frame

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  30. Very attractive card. Always love lighthouses!

    Joan
    MN

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  31. Very pretty,you did a great job with the sky...

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  32. LOVE this scene you created!!! GREAT sand at the bottom with your shells! LOVE the coloring as well!

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  33. This lighthouse practically screams for the bright red treatment; I'm so glad to see you've colored it! Thanx for the inspiration! Great card!

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  34. Melanie, this is stunning! Beautiful shading/sponging on the sky.

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  35. Beautiful Card Melanie!! Been a week since your last post so I suppose you having some Family Fun Time. Hope to see another project soon!

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